Showing posts with label Online Reputation Repair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Reputation Repair. Show all posts

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Nurse Gets Assisted Suicide Case Dismissed

The assisted suicide case against a Pennsylvania nurse is dismissed, reflecting the growing leniency and tolerance of assisted suicide in a hospice situation.


People feel passionately, one way or another, about controversial subjects. Nothing anybody says will change how they feel.  Whether it is a stance on abortion, polygamy, or euthanasia, the media is bound to respond in an uproar. This is why it is essential to take control of your online reputation when involved in a high-profile case.  Centel Media™, the top online reputation company, offers a multitude of services which includes Negative Article Suppression, a product designed to help anyone involved in such an unfortunate, media-ridden situation.
Take the recent case of a Pennsylvania nurse who was accused of handing her 94-year-old father a bottle of morphine and helping him commit suicide. Assisted suicide is illegal in every state but Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico. The nurse, Barbara Mancini, admitted to handing him the vial but in an attempt to relieve his pain, not help him end his life.


The story behind Joseph Yourshaw’s death is rather sad. It highlights the importance of hospice care and the rights of the dying.  Yourshaw was peacefully living at home under hospice care when he became unresponsive. Against the families wishes, the hospice company called 911 and he was taken to a hospital and revived. Instead of dying peacefully at home as he had wished, Yourshaw was rudely brought back into a life full of pain. His life ended in the hospital.


In the end, the judge dismissed the case against the nurse, as there was not enough evidence to prove she had meant to end his life.  In a broader sense, this verdict perhaps reflecting the changing view of people on assisted suicide. It seems to becoming gradually more and more accepted as an ethical practice.  Choosing to end your life in a dignified manner, in a place and time of your choosing, should be a basic human right.  It is when people help others achieve these goals that things get complicated.  


The family should have been mourning the loss of a loved one, not facing a legal battle. Don’t let the media denote how personal life experiences affect your online reputation.  While the case of the nurse and her dying father are a rare case, they highlight the importance of taking control of online reputation. Let the pros at Centel Media keep your reputation where it deserves to be.


Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,


Centel Media

Friday, February 21, 2014

Paula Deen Scores Investment Deal

Paula Deen shows her continuing success by securing a $100 million dollar backing of her new company, Paula Deen Ventures.  Deen shows that anyone can come back from a damaged reputation by handling things the correct way.

Remember Paula Deen, the jolly southern Mrs. Claus-look-alike?   Deen, famous for her delicious but fat-ridden and extremely unhealthy meals, revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago.  People were offended at her continuing support of unhealthy foods to the public, despite her own health issues. Deen was instantly publicly shunned and ridiculed, and subsequently lost her show on the Food Network and millions in endorsement deals.  Despite these setbacks,  Paula Deen has managed to show the world that she can come back from this reputation disaster.  Online reputation managment companies like  Centel Media™ offer a plethora of services such as Press Releases and Negative Article Suppression which could help Deen from falling back down into a negative reputation spiral.

For Paula, her reputation was damaged by the fact that she was secretly battling health scares directly related to eating unhealthy foods. This was not good news for a cook whose claim to fame includes creating a donut burger. To make it even worse,  Deen was a paid spokeswoman for a drug company that sold insulin and only revealed her disease when she was able to profit from it. People saw her actions as devious and deceitful.

Recently, Paula has appeared in the news as she has garnered a $75 to $100 million dollar investment into her new company, Paula Deen Ventures.  She has also has immediate plans to open a store in Buffalo, New York. Not to mention her magazine is enjoying immense success. While Deen lost millions in endorsements after her notorious screw-ups, she doesn’t seem to have let it hold her back.  She has 1.21 million twitter followers, and thousands of likes on her Facebook page.

Her tactics and business skills have proven that she is much more than a successful brand.   While Paula Deen has managed to keep going despite the horrendous media scrutiny she has suffered, it is important to remember that online reputation management is a continuous process.  She of all people should know the fickle, frail world of reputation can change instantly. Everyone, especially those in the public eye, should take note of how Paula hasn’t let her public relation disaster get her down. She continued on with determination and hard work; she has proven that it is possible to recover from even the worst of reputations.

Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,
Centel Media

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Coca-Cola’s Counters SodaStream with Press Release

Top online reputation management company,  Centel Media™ offers their clients press release services to assist them in furthering their business. Coca Cola, the biggest beverage maker recognizes the importance ofs press releases as well as they announced one of their most innovative projects to date, via press release.

 Coca Cola, the biggest beverage company in the world announced via press release that they will be entering the rapidly growing at-home market. On Wednesday, Coca Cola bought 10 percent in “Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.” 

The power move is a result of the competitive decisions and marketing made by their Israeli competition “SodaStream”. SodaStream has been attempting to make their at-home carbonation machines a regular household and environmentally friendly product, but Coca Cola isn’t letting this consumer-base go easy. SodaStream machines are only in about 1 percent of U.S. homes, but Coca Cola’s press release has sent their rival’s stock plummeting even lower.

Coca Cola’s press release found itself on all the major news distributing sites, channels and articles. After millions of people viewed SodaStream’s super bowl ad, creating that press release was one of the best moves Coca-Cola could’ve made. This is a great example as to why the top online reputation management company,  Centel Media™ offers their clients press release services. Press releases do a great job of strengthening your company’s position in its market because they are created to inform the public about a particular product or service. Not utilizing press releases can leave your company vulnerable to the attacks of negative articles written by random individuals who have no authority to represent your business.

Coca Cola clearly recognized the fact that there is a lot of competition in the world and people who are willing to post anything negative about your business to secure their spot. Press releases as well as other articles written by professional sources are usually one of the first links that clients click on when searching a business and  Centel Media™ wants to make their clients aware of that too. Press releases normally are used for two purposes which is to suppress negative material written about your business or product and to promote your product or services to potential and existing customers.

The promotion that press releases offer the public is beneficial because it helps gather potential customers and keeps the old ones in the loop. This was exactly what Coca Cola accomplished and what Centel Media™ promises to do for their clients.  Centel Media™ team of professionals flood search engines with press releases customized and specifically created for your business with the intent of giving your business the best opportunity to succeed.


Tia’Lavon Butler,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,

Editor-in-Chief 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Drunk Teen Driver Gets No Jail Time

A drunk Texas teen driver receives no jail time despite killing four people, and the media and community responds with intense public outcry at his lack of punishment.


Recently, a tragedy has rekindled public outcry after a young drunk driver received no jail time for his actions, which resulted in the death of four people and seriously injuring two others.  This Texan teen, with a blood alcohol three times the legal limit of an adult, drove his truck off the side off the road.  Because of his lack of serious punishment, both the judge and the teen in this case have suffered from an intense media backlash, and could benefit from reputation management services.   Centel Media™, a top online reputation management company, offers services such as Negative Article Suppression.  This would help anybody negatively affected by the outcome of this case and control the amount of negative information out there on the internet.


The reason this case has caught so much attention was that the public found his defense deplorable.  The word “affluenza” was used; the teen came from an affluent family and was taught that his wealth could get him out of any situation, and he would never have to deal with the consequences of his behaviors.  Without knowledge of all facts in this case, it is hard to come to a logical conclusion without emotions getting in the way. Either way, the media has had a field day blowing up information to justify how they feel about the boy’s punishment.


According to multiple sources, not only did the teen appear to be have no remorse over the incident, but he got off with a relatively low punishment. He was sent to an expensive rehab facility and will spend the next ten years on probation. It is understandable that the public outcry at this meager punishment, considering he ended the lives of four people and damaged countless more. This is not counting the immeasurable sorrow of the family and friends of the poor victims who were killed.  


There is a reason this case has incited so much passion and anger from people; it is not a black and white case. There is no easy or correct answer, but one thing we can count on is the fact that the media is enjoying the drama.  Of all the times to consider an online management reputation company, this is one of them.  The shadows of this case will follow the individuals involved  for the rest of their lives .Centel Media™ can help.


Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,



Friday, February 14, 2014

Miraculous Castaway's Story; Truth or Tall-tale?

A castaway, who claims to have floated on the Pacific for thirteen months, faces public doubt as to the truth of his story.


Recently, a man named Jose Salvador Alvarenga washed ashore on an atoll, claiming to have drifted at sea for thirteen months.  While the media is questioning the validity of his story, his account has not been proved false.  In these types of cases it is important to remember that just questioning someone’s story will put suspicion into people’s minds, and many will assume his he is a fake. In the mind of the public, people are not innocent until proven guilty; they are guilty until proven innocent. This is where companies like Centel Media™, a top reputation management company, can help.  Centel Media™ offers multiple reputation control services, all useful to someone undergoing such overwhelming public scrutiny.


Just like from the pages of Robinson Crusoe, his story seemed too romantic and far-fetched to be true, but the facts are backing up his claims.  According to Alvarenga, he survived on turtles, fish and birds as he floated from Mexico to the Marshall Islands, until washing ashore on a small island, bearded and weak. He traveled a whopping 6,500 miles; more than many people do in a lifetime, and lived to tell his fantastic tale.


In an ironic twist, Alvarenga’s story has some odd similarities to a story written by Joe Kissack.  His characters survived on the same foods, traveled the same path, and the name of Kissack’s production company matches the name of the teen that Alvarenga claimed died earlier in his adventure. People are also claiming that while he appeared thin, he was not emaciated nor did he appear to be sunburned as one would expect from surviving at sea for so long. While these facts may all be an eerie coincidence, they are enough to put doubt into the mind of the public.  


After seeming to be in reasonable enough shape to go home, Alvarenga’s health took a turn for the worse.  He ended up being rehospitalized due to dehydration and a lack of vitamins, which seem to back up his story.  Hopefully, he is able to recover from his journey so he can share even more of his story. Whether his story is a tall-tale or not, it is an interesting one, and people captivated by him deserve to know the truth, while Alvarenga deserves control of his online reputation.


Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,


Monday, February 10, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman, a much beloved and award winning actor, dies to a heroin overdose, and the media explodes in a contradiction of sorrow and contempt for his passing.


Once again, we’ve watched in sorrow as another supremely talented and much loved celebrity has succumbed to the depths of drug addition.  Philip Seymour Hoffman, an oscar winning actor, was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose. He was only 46, recently acting in such films as Capote and The Hunger Games, and should have been been enjoying his success.  But he wasn’t.  Any celebrity death resulting from drug addiction erupts in controversy across the internet; responses to his death have varied from anger at glorifying a drug user to honoring his life and work. Centel Media™, an online reputationmanagement company, works hard to offer services such as Negative Article Suppression that would allow Hoffman’s true legacy to shine through.  Centel Media™ offers these types of services to anyone who needs them, high profile celebrity, businesses, or anyone concerned with online reputation and caters it’s strategies depending on individual needs.


Perhaps the death of such a well-know person and the amount of people his work has affected will raise some awareness about the devastating and uncontrollable effects of drug use.  It also gives insight into what makes people truly happy.  Hoffman had achieved such rare success: a successful acting career in Hollywood built out of pure talent and hard work.  He has taught us that achieving personal happiness isn’t solely about reaching a satisfying career goal or having a certain amount of fame and money.  He obviously faced some personal demons that nobody can judge him for, and tried to find his happiness through drug use.  


Philip Seymour Hoffman should be remembered for what he accomplished during his lifetime, not the way that he died. His innate ability to act and become not just a character, but an entire being, has made his passing that much more sorrowful and left the world reeling at such a senseless loss of talent. Online reputation management through Centel Media™ would enable him to be seen for his talents and what he has given to the world, not his own personal sufferings, because that isn’t who he was.  He was a wonderful actor and gave much in his lifetime.  He deserves to be remembered that way, and his family and loved ones deserve his legacy to honored in a respectable and kind fashion.


Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,


Friday, February 7, 2014

Reputation Management and Celebrity Blunders

Reputation Management is even more important for young high profile celebrities like Justin Bieber, and considering his recent DUI arrest, he should consider the reputation management services of Centel Media.

Part of growing up is making stupid decisions and regretting them later.  Everyone regrets things they have done as teenagers, but hopefully they were just embarrassing incidents and not life changing events.   It gets complicated when you are, for example, someone like Justin Bieber.  You make a stupid decision, deciding to go drinking and driving.  You get caught.  And suddenly your face is plastered all over the internet and instead of being the “it” boy, you are the “it” boy of public humiliation.  Companies that deal in online reputation management, like Centel Media™ offer services such as Negative Article Suppression, which would help help bury the many blogs and news articles getting on the hate-Bieber bandwagon.

In the light of such an over-the-top celebrity, people forget that this is an actual person.  He does things like poop.  He likes girls. Or boys. Whatever.  He leaves his dirty laundry out.  He even runs out of toilet paper.  It’s not fair that he gets judged more harshly and his bad deeds are known across the globe, but it is his reality.

Celebrity at such a young age has such a huge impact on personal growth.  Adolescence is such a trying time, and throwing worldwide recognition and public scrutiny complicates matters beyond a measurable number. This is why it is important that he has a supportive team of professionals at his service, to help him navigate his life in the public eye.  

One of the professional services that people forget about is online reputationmanagement.  It’s popular to make fun of the most recent celebrity mishap, and Bieber's recent one was a rather large one.  It’s front page news not only to popular celebrity blogs, but pretty much every reputable news website, ever. Why? Because people are interested. They like a juicy story.  This really isn’t fair to Bieber, as 900,000 other people are arrested for drinking and driving every year.

But what really isn’t fair is the fact that everyday, an average of twenty-eight people die as a result of intoxicated drivers. Sorry, dude. I’m sorry that you made such a bad decision, and haven’t had an effective support system to guide you in the right direction, but I am glad you were caught.  Nobody has the right to put others at risk in such a preventable, senseless way.

Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong
Editor-in-Chief,



Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Air Force May Need a Parachute

The Air Force has found itself falling quickly to the ground due to an expanding scandal over a proficiency test. Negative articles are pouring in about the incident, giving a vivid example of the importance of having a parachute like negative article suppression to any business.


Earlier this month the Air Force found itself starting off the year in one of its biggest scandals yet. Just about every news source in both print and online have reported that multiple members of the Air Force were revealed to have been involved some way or directly cheated on a proficiency test for intercontinental missile launch officers. The test was conducted at the Global Strike Command at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana and the number of the people involved seems to increase as time progresses.
Initially reports surfaced which stated that around 34 Air Force officers were implemented in the scandal, and as time past that number more than tripled to tally around 70. Now as the story unravels and more evidence is being revealed, numbers have shot to an astonishing 92 officers who may be involved in the scandal. Negative articles about not only the incident at hand but the Air Force itself, has been exploding all over the Internet.
In the midst of this scandal CNN reported that Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says she still feels “confident in the safety, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear mission.” However, James’s vote of confidence may have fallen on deaf ears amongst the shouts of the mass amount of negative articles flooding the media. Even the mighty United States Air Force is no match for negative articles. They may seem like a small problem for any business but they can actually damage even the most stable companies.
Top online reputation management company, Centel Media™ understands the importance of handling these kinds of issues immediately.  Negative article suppression is just one of the services our company offers to help repair or maintain your online reputation. Centel Media™ fights for you to be able to control your company’s image in the intimidating playing field of the Internet and negative article suppression is one of tools that helps them do that.
Our team of creative writers and professionals suppress negative articles by flooding the Internet with a massive amount of positive articles regarding your company.  Because of our actions, the results pages on mega search engines such as Google will display the type of information a prospective client should see regarding a business in light, not darkness. These results include your company’s official website along with any articles you may have created to assist your image instead of harming it. Your onlinereputation should be handled accurately by professionals who care about the success of your business.


Tia’Lavon Butler,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-In-Chief,


   


Saturday, February 1, 2014

A&E's Duck Dynasty Fiasco

Centel MediaLove them or hate them, the Duck Dynasty and network A&E certainly have their hands full at the moment.


Homophobic and racist slurs? Check. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family of popular show Duck Dynasty was seen making these disparaging remarks targeting gays and African Americans, which led to the show's network host A&E suspending the man from the program. However, they probably didn't anticipate the reaction from the family members, who stood by Robertson and as of this writing don't want to move forward without him. This has put A&E in something of a trap, as they will stand to lose a lot if they cancel the show. At the same time, they as a network will lose credibility if they leave these remarks unchallenged, as they face the fury of civil rights and LGBT organizations.  Roberton has probably unwittingly single handedly made this a calamity for both himself and A&E. This especially affects the latter, who has become a target of negative criticism from conservatives and liberals alike.


From a modern perspective, what Robertson said was wrong. In the United States, there is supposed to be nothing wrong with speaking your mind. However, as a public figure (not to mention a believer of the Christian faith), saying things like this is just begging for people to dislike him due to intolerance because people know who he is. If his goal was to state his mind with the intention of getting people angry at him, he did his job proper.  And if he was thinking like a businessman, he would never have said the statements that he did.


A&E is at fault here as well for putting themselves in this position. If they knew anything about the Duck Dynasty family, they would know that they're very close knit and an attack on one of them would be considered an attack on all. Their decision to single out the only offender is probably something they're kicking themselves in the head right now. This has severely damaged their reputation in the eyes of both conservative and liberal thinkers alike.


Judging by Robertson's comments, he doesn't seem to mind offending a particular group of people. A&E, however, will probably be trying to fix this PR disaster. If you or someone you know is in a bit of a pickle like A&E is right now, Centel Media™ could very well be the answer to helping one recover from a mess like this one. As the leading onlinereputation management company, we have many products designed to counter negative publicity, maintain a positive image, and to make sure that this will never happen again to you or your company. Our products include negative suppression of critical articles, images, videos, reviews, the creation of social media web pages and optimization efforts for those pages, incorporating appealing designs of websites, publishing positive press releases, and the optimization of website traffic through Google AdWords and domain name registration. Don't let PR disasters ruin your organization. Let us help you fix the problem so you can get back on your feet.


Jonathan Wong,
Creative Writer,
Matthew Shaffer,
Editor-In-Chief,




Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Army Is Coming!

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Centel Media, the top online reputation management companies offers a variety of services such as, social media optimization. Social media optimization can help prevent and rebuild after incidents such as the hacking of CNN’s social media accounts.


It seems as though everyone from all races, ages, and area codes are affiliated with some kind of social media site. The medium has even become an important aspect of business affairs as well. The last thing anyone would want is for their social media site to be compromised for any reason. For example, the Cable News Network or CNN as it’s commonly referred to as is one of the leading  news channels in today’s society. Last Thursday, some of CNN’s social media accounts were hacked. Making sure your social media page is properly optimized is one of the ways we can deal with this issue.
The accounts that were affected include CNN’s main facebook account, CNN politics facebook account, and both their main and security clearance Twitter pages. Other accounts that were compromised were blogs for The Lead, Political Ticker, Crossfire, Security Clearance, and The Situation Room. The hackers who invaded the site claimed to be apart of a Syrian Electronic Army. This group consists of pro-Syrian hackers who aggressively target major activists and news organizations. The Syrian Electronic Army has previously claimed to be responsible for last year’s 20-hour blackout of the New York Times website.
The comments that the hackers posted on CNN’s twitter account said “The Syrian Electronic Army was here...Stop lying...All your reports are fake!” Another comment posted by the group on CNN’s twitter account explained their reasoning for hacking which was to retaliate against “viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.” The comments were immediately handled by CNN but not without possibly causing some damage to their online reputation.  Social media optimization should definitely be considered to help repair damage that has occurred due to an incident similar to CNN’s. The top online management company Centel Media, assists clients in gathering or regaining those likes and/or followers on social media sites.
It is extremely important to utilize everything that Facebook and Twitter have to offer in regards to making your presence known in the social media world. Centel Media can make sure that your presence is not only a big one but a positive one as well. A lot of businesses underhandedly attempt to expand their social media sites by buying those likes and followers. However, our team of web experts get the same results for their clients but in a way that will represent their brand respectfully and honestly. So if the army comes at you, make sure you have Centel Media to fall back on.


Tia’Lavon Butler,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Editor-in-Chief,
Centel Media


Friday, January 3, 2014

Snapchat's Reputation Disappears Faster than Its Photos

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What is one of the biggest goals for any one business in this global market? To thrive and advance in this technologically and economically spinning world. This requires attention to name and brand.  The more successful you are, the more quickly your rivals will try to discredit you. Ask Evan Spiegal and Bobby Murphy, the creative geniuses behind Snapchat. Overnight they have gone from ‘friendly nerds who made it big’ to ‘greedy ingrates who left consumers to hang.’

Snapchat is a photomessaging app that allows users to take a picture or record a video and send their creation to anyone
on a personal list of recipients. The difference between Snapchat and other photo apps, however, is that the user sets a limit for how long the ‘snap’ can be viewed by the recipient, usually between one and ten seconds.  Once the brief time is up, the photo is no longer viewable on the recipient’s device, and Snapchat deletes the picture from its servers. This freedom to send information that supposedly disappears and escapes the fearsome “once it’s on the web it never goes away” mantra immediately gained popularity with the 15-25 age group, and later gained earned even more with the over 30’s.

The minds behind the Snapchat app, CEO Evan Spiegel and tech expert Bobby Murphy, are certainly thriving and advancing. The Snapchat “revolution,” as some have coined it, has taken off. Now worth $2 billion with $100 million invested in its future growth, the Snapchat brand and reputation has unlimited potential.
Or rather, had unlimited potential.

Snapchat is reeling from the revelation that 4.6 million phone numbers and user names may have been taken from their databases and published online because of their poor data security procedures. Worse yet, accusers claim Spiegel was told last week about flaws in the security and did little or nothing to fix them. Maybe he thought his company was invincible to a cyber attack, or maybe he was too busy holiday shopping with his millions. His betrayed consumers don’t know and don’t care. Snapchat’s image as a fun, customer-oriented company with a friendly app has disappeared overnight, and it is faced with the daunting task of trying to repair its image with millions of angry customers.

Understanding your market and targeting an audience is essential in selling products and building your name. Protecting your name and maintaining credibility even in difficult times requires expert assistance. Centel Media™, the leading online reputation management firm, takes on the responsibility of helping big businesses and small companies brand themselves and maintain a strong positive image online. Centel Media™ invests in the reputation of its clients, so your reputation won’t disappear in less than ten seconds.


Chikira Bennett
Creative Writer,

Chris MacEachern,
Editor,


Centel Media